Hypochaeris radicata Linnaeus 1753 (Family Asteraceae)


Plant

Flower

Leaf

Fruit

Height: 15-60cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Annual, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - September (Earliest: 16.5)

Protective Chemicals
Sesquiterpenoids Cichorioside, Eudesmane, Germacrane, Guaiane, Hypochoeroside
Aldehydes Mucondialdehyde

Biotopes:
Meadows
Flower Visitors:
Several Apidae

Several Nymphalidae

Pieris rapae

Siphona geniculata

Siphona pauciseta

Scaeva pyrastri

Syritta pipiens

Physocephala rufipes

Rhamphomyia micropyga
Seed Dispersal: Wind
Parasites:
Puccinia hieracii

Several Agromyzidae

Ensina sonchi Larva
(Flower Gall)
Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Cucullia umbratica Larva
Sapivores:
Uroleucon hypochoeridis
Florivores:
Cnephasia pasiuana

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Common Catsear


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